Sculpture & Integrated Media

Sculpture & Integrated Media supports traditional, experimental, and interdisciplinary approaches to three-dimensional studio art practices.  Students use critical thinking exercises in a variety of applications and practices include woodworking, casting in concrete or plaster, welding and fabrication of metals, glass blowing or lampwork, found object assemblage, as well as new media applications of sound and video.

Sculpture & Integrated Media Material List

  Materials List

Classes not listed here will either have required materials in the class description, discuss needed materials during the first class, or the materials will be supplied.

Registration

Spring 2020 Registration Dates
Friends of SSA: Online | Tues, Dec 3 at 9:00am
Phone | In-Person | Thurs, Dec 5
Open registration | Tues, Dec 10

Sculpture & Integrated Media Course Descriptions

 9078 | Mosaic Art

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Lisa Nigro
Dates: Wed, 1/29/2020 to 4/1/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Learn the art of mosaic and its role in history. Use of mosaic tools, equipment, and techniques for creating sculpture, revitalizing a furniture item such as a table or chair, or in making garden adornments will be covered. The works of mosaic artists will be discovered, and an over-view of historical mosaic works will be addressed. Tuition includes most materials; however you will need to provide a few tools, please see SSA website for a list of materials.

 9510a | Introduction to Welding

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Tues, 1/21/2020 to 2/25/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $220.00

Learn the basic skills required for welding metal to metal for use in simple repairs or sculptural projects. You will progress from simple arc welds to more sophisticated MIG welds. The six-session class will allow for more project time. You may use the scrap metal provided or supply your own metal. Please see SSA website for materials list.

 9510b | Introduction to Welding

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Larry West
Dates: Tues, 3/3/2020 to 4/14/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $235.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $220.00

Learn the basic skills required for welding metal to metal for use in simple repairs or sculptural projects. You will progress from simple arc welds to more sophisticated MIG welds. The six-session class will allow for more project time. You may use the scrap metal provided or supply your own metal. Please see SSA website for materials list.

 9551 | Simple Knifemaking

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Tobin Nieto
Dates: Thurs, 2/6/2020 to 3/26/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Off Campus | 4223 S Presa St San Antonio, TX 78223-1025
Tuition: $275.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $260.00

Using low-tech forging setups, you will construct a single edge blade, through tang knife with a forged guard. Advance forging techniques will be covered and will address keeping overall grinding of the blade to a minimum. Learn how to construct a handle using natural and manmade materials. Tuition includes most materials; please see SSA website for a list of supplies needed.

 9553 | Introduction to Blacksmithing

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Alex Ruiz
Dates: Wed, 2/5/2020 to 2/26/2020 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Studio: Off Campus | 4223 S Presa St San Antonio, TX 78223-1025
Tuition: $215.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $200.00

This course is designed to take you through the seven basic elements of blacksmithing incorporating those techniques into one finished piece, as well as understanding the ergonomics of forging. From these seven, you can branch out to more complicated forms of metalworking. Relying almost entirely on hand tools-using a forge, anvil, and hammer-create something both of form and function such as a bottle opener, door pulls, trivet, or wall hook. Other works can be created as time permits.

 9605 | Furniture Making: Small Table

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Robert Balfour
Dates: Fri & Sat, 3/13/2020 to 3/21/2020 | See class description
Studio: Sculpture Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $175.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $160.00

Learn the basics of table making by building an end table for your living room. You will have the opportunity to laminate a hardwood top, cut tapered legs, and join table aprons to legs with mortise and tenon joinery. The class will give you hands on experience with both power and hand tools, including the table saw, band saw, jointer, thickness planer, drill press, router, hand planes, card scrapers, and chisels. Includes some materials; see SSA website for a list of items needed and please bring a bag lunch. NOTE: The last class will take place at the instructor's woodshop. Class meets Fri, Mar 13 | 6:00 - 9:00pm; Sat, Mar 14 | 9:00am - 4:00pm; & Sat, Mar 21 | 9:00am - 1:00pm.

 9824 | Video Editing and Production

Level: All Levels | Instructor: Jeff DeCuir
Dates: Thurs, 1/30/2020 to 3/19/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $225.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $210.00

This course will explore video shooting and editing utilizing Adobe® Premiere Pro CC. Students will learn how to make a short film from beginning to end. This project includes lighting, shooting high definition video, editing, adding moving background imagery, using a green screen, and adding music, Foley, and sound effects using Adobe® Premier. No camera required. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills will be needed.

 9832 | Urban Field Recording: Discovering Place Through Sound

Level: New | All Levels | Instructor: Justin Boyd
Dates: Sat & Sun, 3/21/2020 to 3/22/2020 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Studio: Digital Imaging Studio | Building: Santikos Building
Tuition: $150.00 | Friends/Seniors (65+): $135.00

Are there sounds unique to the urban core that help define our city's fabric? In this weekend class we will explore and record the sounds that make up downtown San Antonio, and then employ those sounds into a digital composition. Saturday we will venture forth into the city learning how to record and begin to audibly discover the city. Then it will be back to SSA to learn and listen to important historical examples of this type of recording as well as, importing and editing our audio. On Sunday we will do a second round of recording then come back to arrange what we have captured into a final composition. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills will be needed as we will be using Adobe® Audition and Audacity. You are encouraged to provide some type of portable digital recorder if possible, a few will be available for use in class; please bring a bag lunch and see SSA website for a list of specifics.

 
 

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9078 | Mosaic Art
See description above
Dates: 1/29/2020 - 4/1/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:15 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 1/29/2020 and ending 4/1/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.

9510a | Introduction to Welding
See description above
Dates: 1/21/2020 - 2/25/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Tuesday starting 1/21/2020 and ending 2/25/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

9510b | Introduction to Welding
See description above
Dates: 3/3/2020 - 4/14/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Irregular classes scheduled starting 3/3/2020 and ending 4/14/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 235.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 220.00 ea.

9551 | Simple Knifemaking
See description above
Dates: 2/6/2020 - 3/26/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 2/6/2020 and ending 3/26/2020 at 6:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 275.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 260.00 ea.

9553 | Introduction to Blacksmithing
See description above
Dates: 2/5/2020 - 2/26/2020 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Wednesday starting 2/5/2020 and ending 2/26/2020 at 6:00PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 215.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 200.00 ea.

9605 | Furniture Making: Small Table
See description above
Dates: 3/13/2020 - 3/21/2020 | See class description
Irregular classes scheduled starting 3/13/2020 and ending 3/20/2020 at 9:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 175.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 160.00 ea.

9824 | Video Editing and Production
See description above
Dates: 1/30/2020 - 3/19/2020 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Thursday starting 1/30/2020 and ending 3/19/2020 at 9:30PM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 225.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 210.00 ea.

9832 | Urban Field Recording: Discovering Place Through Sound
See description above
Dates: 3/21/2020 - 3/22/2020 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Classes scheduled every week on Sunday and Saturday starting 3/21/2020 and ending 3/22/2020 at 10:00AM
 
Attendees: 1 $ 150.00 ea.
Attendees: 1 $ 135.00 ea.

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